Size / Year Built / Builder
80.0 Ft / 2001 / Austral Yachts
• 1 x Williams turbojet 325, 98hp jet tender.
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
CAPTAIN – MIKE BOWEN – British - 55
Mike has previously captained a variety of motor and sailing yachts, including S/Y ONGHIARA, S/Y BOGEY I, S/Y SAPPHIRE, M/Y INVICTUS, M/Y POWDERMONKEY, and M/Y MARINA WONDER.
Sail and work experience
Part of a family of 6 children Mike was born in 1965, and first started sailing when he was 14.After his father retired from the British Army the family bought a boat and sailed off for an adventure, arriving in Antigua in 1988 where Mike charter career began, first on day charters then working on the bigger boats. Mike predominantly worked on sailing yachts and over the years had completed 7 Atlantic crossings and 3 Indian ocean passages. Mike took some time out in Australia with his wife Susie, to train as a chef and after a year here returned back to yachting, but with a young family on the way chose to base himself in France where he still lives today.
Mike spent his time in France running charter motor yachts culminating in the running of the 38m motor yacht “Marina Wonder “. He joined Marina Wonder from the very beginning and along with the Owner and his Wife, helped with all the stages of the design and build which took place in Dubai. After 7 years of successful chartering with “Marina Wonder “ Mike decided to return to his passion of sailing and reunited with a passed owner of 16 years ago and now runs the classic lined Bill Dixon designed “Tiga Belas” now available for Charter. With just over 30 years of sailing experience a love of food and wine from all areas as well as being an accomplished guitarist Mike will insure your stay on Tiga Belas will be unforgettable one.
Mike has cruised extensively in Mediterranean and Caribbean waters.
Mike is responsible for navigation, safety, the overall running and financial management of the vessel, crew and guests. He ensures the safe and efficient operation of the yacht at all times, including compliance with all safety procedures and regulations. He takes care of adhering to flag regulations, port state and local laws and regulations, and manages the crew to ensure adherence to, and a full understanding of, the vessel’s policies. He provides daily leadership for the crew and encourages teamwork, individual growth and personal attention by delegating duties and supervising all crew tasks.
Licenses & Certificates
Master of Yachts 3000GRT Commercial
RYA Ocean Yacht Master
During downtime, Mike enjoys cooking and playing guitar, and in general likes to keep a stress free environment on board.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.